"Do not wait for others to ask you for your help."
"Philanthropy has always been a priority in my life. Growing up, my family has experienced moments of great wealth and also moments in need. I'll never forget the feeling of gratefulness when our family home burned down during my senior year of high school and a swim teammate brought jeans, polos, and accessories to practice to give to me. Because it was right before Christmas and all of our gifts had burned in the fire, we began receiving random donations for presents and necessities from the local church. Without the help of others, our family would have been in a very dire situation. When you're not hurting, remember that someone else is. When I have plenty, I am always reminded of the times when I had very little. One piece of advice I have for everyone: DO NOT WAIT for others to ask you for help, and do not offer it with a question. Simply give. And do not advertise your efforts. If those whom you have helped want to advertise the impact for you, let them. But you may expose or embarrass someone in the process of trying to further your reputation - which is against your original intent to help. For everyone who has helped me, I plan to pay it forward. If you'd like to join me, please support any of the following charities that I am currently working with or have worked with in the past."
San Diego Wildlife Alliance
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.
Human Rights Campaign
Become one of the more than 3 million advocates working toward equality and make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ people everywhere. Join the Human Rights Campaign on the right side of history by making a one-time or monthly gift today
Bayou Community Found.
Bayou Community Foundation is the only charitable foundation solely focused on building and sustaining the communities of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle that were hardest hit by Hurricane Ida.
Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Through volunteer-led community projects, YLC recruits and retains young professionals to New Orleans and has a positive impact on the quality of life in the region. As a former winner of their leadership forum competition, I highly recomend this group.